Quietly Blowing It

Hiss Golden Messenger


The 12th studio album from Grammy-nominated Americana band, Quietly Blowing It is M.C. Taylor’s most audacious and hopeful work yet. We have it on metallic red vinyl.

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Exclusive Features

color Metallic Red
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

download code Yes
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket type Single
label Merge
mastering engineer Chris Boerner
pressing location Gotta Groove Records
release type New Release

By the Numbers


1LP

format

2021

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

300

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

standard

weight

Description


“I went looking for peace,” says songwriter M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger about his new album Quietly Blowing It. “It’s not exactly a record about the state of the world—or my world—in 2020, but more a retrospective of the past five years of my life, painted in sort of impressionistic hues. Maybe I had the presence of mind when I was writing Quietly Blowing It to know that this was the time to go as deep as I needed to in order to make a record like this. And I got the time required in order to do that.” He pauses and laughs ruefully. “I got way more time than I needed, actually.” Quietly Blowing It was written and arranged by Taylor in his home studio—his 8’ × 10’ sanctuary packed floor to ceiling with books, records, and old guitars—as he watched the chaotic world spin outside his window. 

Surrounding himself with a trusted cast of collaborators that includes Miller, songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov, songwriter and Tony Award–winning playwright Anaïs Mitchell, multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaufman, Dawes’ brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, and his oldest musical confidant Scott Hirsch, Taylor has made his most audacious and hopeful work yet with Quietly Blowing It; it’s an album that speaks personal truth to this moment in which the old models of being feel broken and everything feels at stake.

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